Breed: Schnauzer Mix
Age: Est DOB: 8/28/12
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: Unknown
House trained: Yes
Adoption Fee: $500
History: This sweet boy needed rescue from an unfortunate situation. He has settled into rescue and won our hearts. He is hoping to find a family of his own!
A note from the foster:
Beaux is a puppy at heart. In an adult Giant Schnauzer-Pitbull body. He is the sweetest cuddler you could ask for. And his soulful eyes speak volumes. Beaux will develop a strong bond with anybody willing to play ball with him and snuggle him with abandon! He is a gentle giant – his body, face and voice say, “I mean business!” But his demeanor with his family says, “I need your love!” He will always prefer to be close to those he loves first and foremost. We often find him stretched out at our feet under the dining table while doing homework and crafts or in the living room while watching a TV show although his crate is a safe-haven for him. He will often choose to go sleep in his crate. So you can believe he spends the night there with no complaint.
He is house-trained. In the month that he has been with us, he has had no accidents in our apartment building, with only 3-4 outings per day. We are still working on leash-training him – he tends to get lost in a scent trail and take off with no regard for our pace – but he learns fast. Beaux could be a great running companion as he has energy to spare.
Recently, my husband has taken him out to chase a tennis ball. We live in St. Paul near a sports complex frequently used to run big neighborhood dogs. Beaux always stays near to my husband, thoroughly enjoying the companionship and the opportunity to run at top speed (this dog is a rocket).
Beaux adores our 11-year-old daughter, my husband and me. However, he seems a little nervous around our 4-year-old daughter and other young children he has met. Overall he is aims to please but I think he would do best in a home without young children.
Other animals are intriguing to him. We visited a home with a female Jack Russell Terrier who generally takes command of her territory. They left each other alone. But he did manage to kill a rabbit in the back yard within 20 minutes of being turned loose! Watch your cats…
Apartment life is not for Beaux. He has excellent hearing and the hallway noises excite him because they are unfamiliar. We are training him to only growl in dissatisfaction rather than bark like crazy. With these qualities he would make an excellent watch dog.
Our newest battle with him is over whether or not he should sleep on our bed. He is determined to get what he wants and can be obstinate. When he gets an idea in his mind, it is hard to break him of it. But consistency and persistence does pay off.